Selective Transfer of Data from MacBook to MacBook Pro (both Intel)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by aluna, Jul 3, 2010.

  1. aluna macrumors newbie

    Jul 17, 2008
    I would really appreciate it if someone could tell me the best way(s) to selectively transfer data from my old MacBook to my new MacBook Pro.
    Detailed information on both computers is provided below.

    Old Computer (From)

    Model Name: MacBook
    Model Identifier: MacBook4,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 3 MB
    Memory: 4 GB
    Bus Speed: 800 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: MB41.00C1.B00
    SMC Version (system): 1.31f0
    Serial Number (system): WQ827FDE0P1
    Hardware UUID: 414D4BBF-EB7E-5A86-9AA3-B2C9BE31C9AA

    New Computer (To)

    * Model Name:*** MacBook Pro
    * Model Identifier:*** MacBookPro6,1
    * Processor Name:*** Intel Core i7
    * Processor Speed:*** 2.66 GHz
    * Number Of Processors:*** 1
    * Total Number Of Cores:*** 2
    * L2 Cache (per core):*** 256 KB
    * L3 Cache:*** 4 MB
    * Memory:*** 8 GB
    * Processor Interconnect Speed:*** 4.8 GT/s
    * Boot ROM Version:*** MBP61.0057.B09
    * SMC Version (system):*** 1.57f17
    * Serial Number (system):*** C02CQ0Z0DD6Y
    * Hardware UUID:*** ABC70E84-F9B2-5EB3-8109-80A2229DE8D2
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    I'm not sure if target disk mode would be possible with those two computers, but if it is, that would likely be easiest. Otherwise just use an external HDD.
  3. davidlv macrumors 65816

    Apr 5, 2009
    Kyoto, Japan
    There are many ways to do this:
    As mentioned above;
    1. Firewire cable, boot one machine in Target Disk Mode ("t" key held down at boot), copy selected data,
    2. Copy to external HD, switch the cable, copy to your new computer,
    and also,
    3. Turn file sharing on in System Preferences, connect both computers to the same router via ethernet, or even directly from C1 to C2, copy the data,
    4. Use a USB flash drive
    5. Make a DVD or CD on the old machine with the data on it, copy to the new computer.
  4. aluna thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 17, 2008
    File Sharing in System Pref

    If I am in File Sharing mode on our wireless network, does that mean my wife can spy on me?

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